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Latest posts by KT53

Waitrose turkeys

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 17:16

Some years ago there was a traditional butcher in our area.  The kind of place which had pheasants and other game hanging in full view.  When Watership Down hit the cinemas he put up a sign

"You've seen the film, You've read the book -----


Now eat the cast"

It certainly caused comment!


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:13

Most years I didn't have any problems with Alstro's in pots.  I just left them where they stood all year, protected by the fence and the wall of the house.  The winter before last I lost the lot!

I would definitely move them to somewhere that they aren't likely to get waterlogged or frozen.  Much better than the possible alternative.

where to get good topsoil??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 15:11

I would ask at local nursery gardens rather than garden centres where they will undoubtedly try to sell you topsoil in small bags.  That will end up costing a fortune.

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 09:42

Sorry, but whilst I will be respecting the 2 minute silence it is a personal choice and I don't believe it is for me, or anybody else, to tell others what to do.

Ivy climbing on neighbour's wall

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 09:38

When you do get round to attacking it I wouldn't leave it to dry before removing it.  I did that and found it almost impossible to remove the 'roots' which grow out from the stems to anchor the ivy to the wall.  The areas I did when it was still fresh came off pretty easily.

New garden

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 11:27

Looks like a fabulous location.  The garden as it stands is probably best described as "having great potential" which translates as "a lot of hard work ahead".

Very large buddleia - can I prune it right back?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 17:13

I've cut mine back to almost ground level a number of times and it comes right back every year.

large/gigantic flower pots

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 15:53

It would take 2 people to lift some of the terracotta pots empty.  Trying to move one when planted up would be nigh on impossible without a crane!

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 19:21

fidgetbones, if you load the tiff version into whatever software you use for viewing / editing you should then be able to "Save as" and choose JPEG format.

dendrobium nobile care

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 21:11

We stood all out orchids under the car port, in the shade, all summer and just sprayed them every few days.  They have done very well, with nearly all of them developing new flower spikes.  Most are 'normal' phalaenopsis type.  They clearly thrived despite us

Discussions started by KT53

When gardens fight back

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****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Stupidity of the NHS. 
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Clear timber preservatives

Any experience? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 08:56

Spring bulbs lifted from pots

Worth keeping? If so what do I need to do. 
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Hydrangea leaves being attacked

No idea by what! 
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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 14:41

Employment Law

Where can I find easily understandable info on line? 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 09:15

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

.... what a disappointment 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 21:25

Raised bed for alpines

Is partial shade OK 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 12:40

I had to chuckle

New Gardeners' World Mag 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 21:31

Lily 'bulblets'

What to do with them. 
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Last Post: 12/03/2014 at 21:30

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Cats and their calling cards. 
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Last Post: 28/01/2014 at 19:59

dendrobium nobile care

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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 21:11

Overwintering lilies

Lilies in pots. 
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Last Post: 09/03/2014 at 11:18

Pruning crab apple

When to prune 
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Last Post: 09/09/2013 at 23:58

Climber Jiffy plugs

Where to grow them on? 
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